Queen’s South Africa Medal to a 16th Southern Division, Royal Garrison Artillery Corporal who was wounded at Ladysmith on 17th January 1900 and later died in London 4 months later.
John McHugh was a 19 year old School Teacher born in Killearn, Sligo, Ireland when he enlisted in the Royal Artillery. He served at Home, Hong Kong and Malta before being posted to South Africa.
He was wounded, and one Gunner was killed, 17th February 1900 along with 6 others of the 16th Company South Division RGA. Having been wounded, shell wound to the head, on the 17th Feb he died in Surbiton, London 4 months later on the 20th June 1900. He is Remembered on the Royal Artillery War Memorial in Whitehall, London. His medal and clasps are confirmed on the medal roll.
QSA with Cape Colony, Tugela Heights and Relief of Ladysmith clasps ( 59951 CPL. J. McHUGH. 16TH S.D. R.G.A. )